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Helpful and useful links

If you're not sure where to look next, here are some useful links that may help.

For quick reference when you need quick answers to some frequently asked questions, here’s a series of links that the Gongs crew has put together for you.

For ease of use, we’ll continually update this page to keep our community in the loop.

Honours and Awards Related:

Applications for Campaign and Service Awards 
DH&A requires time to research historical documents, seek approval from the delegate, and to engrave and dispatch awards. This process can take up to three months.
https://www1.defence.gov.au/adf-members-families/honours-awards/defence-medals-application-form

Australian Honours System, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet:
Complete information on The Australian System of Honours and Awards
https://www.pmc.gov.au/government/its-honour

Australian Military Records Search: National Archives:
The National Archives’ extraordinary collection of records about Australia’s defence and war efforts will help you learn more about your family’s war history.
https://www.naa.gov.au/explore-collection/defence-and-war-service-records

Directorate of Honours and Awards, Department of Defence:
DH&A provides medallic recognition to current serving and discharged Australian Defence Force personnel and Defence civilians. Awards are issued from the Australian and Imperial honours and awards systems from World War One to current day. https://www1.defence.gov.au/adf-members-families/honours-awards/policy-information/questions-answers

Governor-General: The Australian System of Honours and Awards
The Australian Honours and Awards system provides the people of Australia the opportunity to recognise and say ‘thank you’ to those whose efforts make our communities and our nation a better place.
https://www.gg.gov.au/australian-honours-and-awards

Museums and Collections:

Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT 
The AWM combines a shrine, a world-class museum, and an extensive archive. The Memorial’s purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war or on operational service and those who have served our nation in times of conflict. Its mission is leading remembrance and understanding of Australia’s wartime experience.
https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-day/faq/

The Army Museum of Tasmania, Hobart, TAS
The museum is located at Anglesea Barracks, in Davey Street, Hobart. The barracks is recognised as one of Australia’s most significant historical military precincts and its appearance today is much as it was when the first buildings were constructed in 1814.
Army Museum of Tasmania

The Army Museum of Western Australia, Fremantle, WA
The Australian Army Museum of Western Australia is a sub-unit of the Australian Army History Unit (AAHU) which has a network of regional museums throughout Australia. 
https://armymuseumwa.com.au

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, Cairns, QLD
The museum opened to the public on Saturday the 6th of September 2014. The museum is privately owned and is the largest museum of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
https://www.ausarmour.com

Australian National Aviation Museum, Melbourne, VIC
Situated at Moorabbin Airport in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, the Museum has one of the most significant collections of aircraft and engines in Australia.  
https://www.aarg.com.au

The Aviation Heritage Museum, Perth, WA
The museum provides a unique museum experience of civilian and military aviation through its extraordinary aviation displays, helpful guides and special tours.
https://aviationmuseumwa.org.au

Gippsland Armed Forces Museum, Sale, VIC
The museum was opened in December 2003 by a committee established in the year 2000. The Gippsland Armed Forces Museum is a non-profit organisation and is level 1 accredited with Museums Australia, providing a research library where you can search through family histories, books and logs. 
http://www.gippslandarmedforcesmuseum.com

Jezzine Barracks Military Museum, Townsville, QLD
The barracks has been  home to Australian military units for over 120 years and is a fitting home to showcase the Museum and its extensive Collection of the history of the Army in North Queensland
https://www.amnq.org.au

Classic Jets Parafield Airport, Adelaide SA
Parafield airport houses the Classic Jets Fighter Museum
http://www.classicjets.com

The Temora Aviation Museum, Temora, NSW
Is first and foremost a flying Museum, and its Flying Displays are conducted by the Temora Historic Flight Club (THFC) which is a separate entity from the Museum. 
https://aviationmuseum.com.au

Organisations:

Mulitinational Force Observers
The Multinational Force & Observers (MFO), headquartered in Rome, is an independent international organization, created by agreement between the Arab Republic of Egypt and the State of Israel, with peacekeeping responsibilities in the Sinai
http://mfo.org/en

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